What does FLORIDA mean?

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ˈflɔr ɪ də, ˈflɒr-FLORIDA

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Florida, Sunshine State, Everglade State, FL(noun)

    a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Wiktionary

  1. Florida(ProperNoun)

    A southeast state of the United States of America. Capital: Tallahassee; largest city: Jacksonville.

  2. Origin: From Pascua Florida, meaning "flowery Easter."

Freebase

  1. Florida

    Florida is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville, and the largest metropolitan area is the Miami metropolitan area. Much of Florida is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is notable for a coastline, omnipresent water and the threat of hurricanes. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1,350 miles, and is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the state is at or near sea level and is characterized by sedimentary soil. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Some of its most iconic animals, such as the American alligator, crocodile, Florida panther and the manatee, can be found in the Everglades National Park. Since the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León – who named it La Florida upon landing there during the Easter season, Pascua Florida – Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845. It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Indians, and racial segregation after the American Civil War. Today, it is distinguished by its large Hispanic community, and high population growth, as well as its increasing environmental concerns. Its economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also known for its amusement parks, the production of oranges, and the Kennedy Space Center.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Florida

    "Land of Flowers," the most southern of the American States, forms a bold peninsula on the E. side of the Gulf of Mexico, and has on its eastern shore the Atlantic; has a coast-line of 1150 m.; the chief physical feature is the amount of water surface, made up of 19 navigable rivers and lakes and ponds to the number of 1200, besides swamps and marshes; the climate is, however, equable, and for the most part healthy; fruit-growing is largely engaged in; the timber trade flourishes, also the phosphate industry, and cotton and the sugar-cane are extensively cultivated; a successful business in cigar-making has also of recent years sprung up, and there are valuable fisheries along the coast; Florida was admitted into the Union in 1845; the capital is Tallahassee.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Florida

    Named by Ponce de Leon from the twofold circumstance of his landing upon it on Pascua Florida, or Easter Sunday, and the luxuriance of its vegetation.

How to pronounce FLORIDA ?

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How to say FLORIDA in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLORIDA in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLORIDA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of FLORIDA in a Sentence

  1. Marco Rubio:

    We will win in Florida.

  2. Melissa Evans:

    I'm from Florida. I know storms.

  3. United States:

    I think a lot of it is about Florida politics.

  4. Jack Bill:

    Lots of little things lured me back to Florida.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    If I win Florida, what does that math look like ?

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